For me, pole dance is a solo practice rooted in centering my body, feeling grounded and connecting to a deeper sense of self. To ask unsolicited, invasive questions threatens the balance I’ve found within myself. I’m not a dance teacher. I only have the capacity to be invested in my own journey.
They concerned themselves with the ‘Pretty Mas’ and colourful costumes and dumbed down the traditional carnival. There was no place for the ‘Ole Mas’ traditions which were born out of protest and resistance by my Post-Emancipated African ancestors.
As someone who studies dimorphic fungi, this interaction silenced my excitement. It reminded me of being a seven year old child all over again and my mother taking away my super cool, neon pink Powerpuff Girls school bag, only to give me a gross, blue Tweety Bird one.
This work pushed me. Indrit pushed me to open my heart and my mind… a process that I felt ready, yet scared to do. Anika encapsulated my words into a brilliant collection of original songs. I confronted my fear of singing in public, and I’m not sure that I feel any more confident about it… but I did it. As a choreographer and dancer, this specific process was a unique challenge for me. My artistic practice often integrates voice and text with movement, though certainly not to this full-on extent! We invited a small audience to view our draft and offer feedback, and I’m so grateful.
HIV is a serious matter; it’s something our community has been fighting for decades and my work is dedicated to its reduction and elimination – but I see it as more than that. It’s a historical thread that has connected our community in arms since the 1980s.
A “Day of Remembrance” implies that there is a war. We have a day of remembrance to honour our fallen warriors. That’s not a divisive or dramatic way of framing Trans existence. That is an accurate and healthy way of framing it if you are Trans.
This potential for catharsis is, in part, why I chose to tell the story of WHITE MUSCLE DADDY through a horror lens. It also happens to be a genre that from its earliest days has been rife with queer subtext and themes.
We’ve gathered some of our most frequently asked RGTC questions for you here, along with some words from 2020 RGTC recipient Julie Phan 潘家雯 , who continues to work with the company this year. Read more about the submissions, due …
It’s the last episode of our second season! Sedina Fiati and Catherine Hernandez join hosts Ty Sloane and Bear Bergman for an insightful conversation about equity, leadership, accountability, and change in cultural institutions and how we as individuals can hold …
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